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Jax Woodworkers gives away more toys each year
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Jax Woodworkers gives away more toys each year

“I’m the last living founding member of Jax Woodworkers. All the others have passed away. I’ve been the Chaplin for many years,” Bobby Clayton said. “My neighbor, Woodrow Connors, had a two-car detached garage in his back yard. That’s where he had all his woodworking equipment. When we moved into the neighborhood, he had been living…

How a mompreneur used online learning to startup a biz
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How a mompreneur used online learning to startup a biz

Most people don’t think of YouTube or Pinterest as online learning sites, but when used properly, they’re a rich source of knowledge. Tami Shidawara-Vazquez started her business after she had her second child. After maternity leave from her FedEx job, she was looking for ways to earn some extra income. She was trying to think of things…

Great ways to engage with art and people at Works/San Jose
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Great ways to engage with art and people at Works/San Jose

THIS POST IS IN DRAFT FORM AND STILL PENDING EDITS Engagement and participation involvement with Works/San Jose and what they do “We define art is as almost any creative activity. Over the years, we’ve had theatre, music, visual arts and exhibitions on practical design as well as experimental design,” Joe Miller said. Mission statement: Works/San José…

How an artist leverages her passion to suppress fear
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How an artist leverages her passion to suppress fear

“At 2000 feet above the earth, as if dangling from a thread, all my attention is on the landscape below,” Jan says. “I haven’t forgotten my fear, but I set it aside as my husband dips the wing of the small aircraft so I’m better able to photograph the sights below.” Her husband, Periklis Pagratis, began…